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‘Dayaw’ Features Traditional Rituals

November 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the third episode of Dayaw on Thursday, November 17, 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.

The episode, “Pagdiwang at Pag-Alay – Dance and Music Becoming Ritual”, looks into various traditions of employing music, dance, chant and prayer into a ritual.

It features the Subli of Batangas, the Tud Bulul chant of the T’boli, the Salidumay of the Kalinga, and the Bulul ritual of the Ifugao. It is the first time that the ritual of the Kinakin, Ifugao has been documented and aired for television.

“We know the bulul as the granary guardians of the Ifugaos, but we know little about how these iconic symbols are actually created. Dayaw explores how music, chanting and dancing come into the ritual of the creation of each bulul,” said Legarda.

“We will also understand in this episode the importance of Alonzo Saclag’s work to nurture greater consciousness and appreciation of the Kalinga culture, particularly on how music, dance, chants and rituals form part of their life,” she explained.

Saclag, a Kalinga teacher and cultural worker who documents the vanishing life-ways of his people, is a National Living Treasure or Manlilikha ng Bayan for Traditional Performing Arts.

Dayaw, conceptualized and hosted by Senator Legarda, and produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, is a six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage.

It is shown every Thursday, 6:00pm on ANC and ANC HD, with replays on Friday 1:30am and 2:30pm, Saturday 3:00am and 8:30am, and Sunday 11:00am. It is aired simultaneously on The Filipino Channel (TFC). You may also watch Dayaw online via www.facebook.com/ancalerts.***